Breaking Baroque Blog

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January 2018

 
Jan 29, 2018

Get to know Alison Melville, recorder soloist

Virtuoso performer Alison Melville joins a select chamber group of Tafelmusik musicians to present the baroque recorder in A Recorder Romp (Feb 8–11, 2018) at Jeanne Lamon Hall, Trinity-St. Paul's Centre. We sat down with Alison to learn more about her. Enjoy!

How did you come to choose your instrument?

Jan 15, 2018

Alison Mackay & Maryem Tollar invite you to Safe Haven

A special video invitation to Safe Haven from Maryem Tollar. Click on the image above to watch the video.

Jan 15, 2018

Behind the Musik: Safe Haven

PROGRAM NOTES by Alison Mackay

Safe Haven is an exploration in music, words, and images of the influence of refugee populations on the culture of their adopted countries. From the beginning of human history, war, persecution, poverty, and climate crises have caused people to abandon their homes and seek asylum beyond their borders. The British poet Warsan Shire, who was born of Somali parents in Kenya, has captured the anguish of making the decision to leave one’s own country in her poem called Home:

Jan 11, 2018

Safe Haven: Asylum seekers in the baroque age and modern day

by Tim Crouch, Marketing Manager

"you have to understand, no one puts their children in a boat unless the water is safer than the land."

Jan 4, 2018

What’s cooking at TWI this year?

Ruth Denton. Photo: Emily Ding

By Ruth Denton, oboe and box office staff

T-What?
The Tafelmusik Winter Institute, affectionately called TWI (pronounced Tee-Wee, rhymes with kiwi), is a week-long intensive study program for experienced period musicians. This year we will be focussing on music performed in France during the baroque era.